2 March 2022
POET announces product demos and technology showcase at OFC
At the Optical Fiber Conference (OFC 2022) exhibition at the San Diego Convention Center (8-10 March), POET Technologies Inc of Toronto, Ontario, Canada — a designer and developer of the POET Optical Interposer and photonic integrated circuits (PICs) for the data-center and telecom markets — is demonstrating two advanced Optical Engine products and participating in a ‘Technology Showcase’ event.
The Optical Engine products will include a 200G FR4 TX (transmit) engine and a 400G FR4 RX (receive) engine, which will be demonstrated live to customers, business partners, analysts, media and other attendees by appointment in the firm’s booth (#5301).
Also, at 12:30–1pm PST on 9 March chairman & CEO Dr Suresh Venkatesan will be appearing at the OFC Technology Showcase event at the Expo Theater III (on the exhibit floor) presenting a talk ‘Hybrid Integration Platform for Co-packaged Photonics using POET’s CMOS-based Optical Interposer’.
POET appoints VP of product line management
The firm has also announced its recent appointment of Raju Kankipati to VP of product line management, heading up product management and sales & marketing.
Kankipati has more than 20 years of experience in optical transceivers, optical components, cloud data-center and optical networks. Most recently he was employed at MACOM, where he was the senior director of product management for optical components, including lasers, photodetectors, silicon photonics, and photonic solutions.
Prior to MACOM, he worked at Arista Networks as a senior product manager and engineering manager. During this time, he collaborated closely with data-center customers to bring unique switching products as well as optical transceivers to market, helping customers to deploy 40G and 100G products to enhance the scalability and efficiency of their networks.
Previous positions included product manager at Cisco and engineering and management positions at Opnext in Japan (now part of Lumentum).
He received his MBA degree from UC Berkeley (Haas School of Business) and completed his Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics at Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS) Pilani, India.